The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC)

Unit Identificaton

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PARVA SUB INGENTI
The small under the protection of the great
 

Location

Prince Edward Island Regiment
3 Haviland Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 3S7
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The Prince Edward Island Regiment

The Prince Edward Island Regiment, Charlottetown, PE

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Charlottetown
Phone: 902-894 7391
Cell: 902-314-2545
Email: PEIArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

We train in Charlottetown and Summerside from September to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month. 

From May to August, full-time summer employment is available.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

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Who We Are

The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) is a Primary Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. The regiment headquarters is in Charlottetown, PEI.

The Armoured Reconnaissance is the eyes and ears of the advancing friendly forces. Usually deployed 5 - 50 km in front of the main body. Their primary role is to obtain accurate information on the enemy and the ground in all phases of war and pass it back quickly to the higher command. Trained in observation and surveillance, Armoured officers are given the freedom to use their initiative and training to execute this task, normally while leading groups of 3 - 21 people. Armoured Soldiers operate and maintain armoured fighting vehicles, its weapon systems and its communication equipment.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel M.G. Moriarity, CD
  • Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer W.J. Crabb, MMM, MSM, CD

Contact Us

Prince Edward Island Regiment
3 Haviland Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 3S7

Phone: Office: 902-894 7391      
Cell: 902-314-2545
Email: PEIArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Sergeant Louis-Felix Cote

Army instructor ensures soldiers’ hardest days are in training, not on deployment

Oromocto, New Brunswick — A Canadian Army (CA) soldier who completed an intense resilience training program with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) likens the challenge to “trying to keep a candle lit in a blizzard” and says the experience has made him a better soldier and person.
August 7, 2018

Members of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School practice their shooting skills from a Leopard II tank at Firing Point 4

‘Tanks are cool’: Meet the Armour Corps School Commandant

Oromocto, New Brunswick — 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is known as ‘The Home of the Army.’ Why? Because it is home to the Combat Training Centre (CTC), where virtually every Canadian Army (CA) soldier will visit for training at some point.
July 17, 2018

Corporal Jonathan Upsall of 37 Service Battalion and Alex Yorke of Nova Scotia Community College

Military and civilian teams battle to create gourmet dishes on Exercise SAFFRON 2018

Halifax, Nova Scotia — “Confit de Canard.” “Scallops with Butternut Squash Caponata.”
July 3, 2018

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Our History

Prince Edward Island was discovered in 1534 by Jacques Cartier. The Island's military history dates back to 1720, when 30 soldiers protected 300 French colonists at Port LaJoie, now Charlottetown. After the French surrender of the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1758, the Island fell under British control. Most of its Acadien inhabitants were subsequently deported. In 1769 St. Johns Island became a separate province from Nova Scotia, and was renamed Prince Edward Island in 1799.

In 1780 the Island's first Militia act was passed by the general assembly of the Island of St Johns. It stipulated that the Island's inhabitants should be well armed and properly trained to defend themselves. A Militia is an army composed of citizens, rather than professional soldiers. It is designed to be called out only in times of emergency. All Militia men had to provide their own uniform of accepted local pattern, but were armed at Government cost. They trained once a year, and by 1829 there were 5400 men, forming many localized units spread out over a number of Island communities.

Shortly after Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873, the Canada Militia Act of 1875 reorganized all Militia units.

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